Last we saw Don Draper, he was announcing his engagement to that toothy Québécoise, Megan Calvet. A collective cry of "Really, Don? Your secretary?" erupted from the 21st-century viewing audience, as if we were Faye Miller herself on the other end of the telephone line when he made the call to tell her they were dunzo. Don's choice of a mate wasn't exactly a vote of confidence for the newfangled '60s Career Woman, and somewhere a glass ceiling sighed. But if you look at our Venn diagram of dear Mr. Draper's "ladysphere," you might notice that only Megan has successfully managed to navigate the three pillars of his life: "Family," "Love/Sex," and "Business." She's held a secretarial job with panache, boldly disrobed for "the lion" without any '50s notion of "no sex before marriage" (unlike that drip Bethany Van Nuys), and showed a real knack for handling the increasingly surly Sally in a way that Faye never could. Take a look and let us know what you think: Do Don Draper's many women line up the same way in your mind? Would you put someone else in the center? Sound off in the comments and let us know.
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We'll presumably find out whether Don's lady situation remains the same as it was at the end of Season 4 when Mad Men returns this Sunday, March 25 at 9pm on AMC.